Article Submissions

Eligible Authors

Canadian Health Policy (CHP) Journal will consider article submissions from external authors representing diverse perspectives and sources of expertise including (active or retired): academics, actuaries, analysts, consultants, economists, epidemiologists, government officials, grad students, health professionals, hospitals, industry, journalists, lawyers, patient groups, public servants, and think-tanks.

Submission Requirements


External authors may submit unformatted, fully referenced (using MS Word automated footnotes/endnotes, and APA style text references/bibliography) article drafts for consideration by email at: Enclose author(s): full name, contact info, education credentials, professional titles, occupational affiliations and funding disclosures. Tables and charts should be MS Word or Excel and placed at the end of the paper before endnotes and references. Authors have an ethical obligation to submit only original work. Plagiarism and authorship misattribution will be treated as fraud. Authors may only submit work that has not been published elsewhere.


Authors are required to read and sign CHPI’s publishing agreement which can be downloaded using the link provided below. Completed agreement forms should be returned by email to:


Articles submitted to CHP are subject to formal review and critique by CHP editorial staff, CHPI affiliated researchers and independent external experts in health economics and health policy, representing diverse perspectives. CHP review is a double-blind process whenever possible, meaning that it is preferred that the author(s) not be identified to the reviewers, nor that the reviewers be identified to the author(s). CHP editorial staff manage the review process as neutral referees. Published research is ultimately open to intellectual debate, scholarly scrutiny, critical examination, empirical verification and methodological replication to assess and confirm its accuracy and validity.


Canadian Health Policy Institute Inc. (CHPI) RESERVES ALL COPYRIGHTS TO THE CONTENT PUBLISHED AT WWW.CANADIANHEALTHPOLICY.COM. Articles that pass review and are accepted for publication are subject to CHPI’s copyrights upon acceptance. Published articles are the property of CHPI and cannot be withdrawn by authors. If a published article is found to be in error, the author is obligated to make the corrections,¬†then CHP will edit the article, and post an updated version with a note disclosing the changes.

Open Access Sponsorship

CHP is a paid access journal, therefore authors should be aware before submitting an article, that it will be published behind a pay wall. CHP makes some articles available free of charge to the public, if an open access sponsorship is received to recover the associated organizational costs. The source of all open access sponsorships will be disclosed in the article or on the landing pages associated with the article. Potential sources of open access sponsorship include foundations, institutions, universities, granting agencies, associations, societies, industry, businesses, government, and non-governmental organizations. Authors may also sponsor open access to their own article out of funds received from a research grant.